Some practitioners have been slacking off in doing the exercises. This is not a trivial matter, and I wanted to share some of my personal experiences.
I began to practice Falun Dafa in October 1997. I play the exercise music whenever I do the exercises. The music always makes me feel good and tranquil. While listening to Master's instructions, I always feel that Master is right by my side, and that the energy field is very strong.
For a while, I could not focus when I did the exercises. Various thoughts kept popping up in my head. I could not hear Master's instructions, my rhythm was out of sync, and I did not feel the wonderful feeling I usually felt after the exercises. I began to look inward. All of a sudden one day, I realized that I had failed to respect Master and the Fa. I had allowed my mind to wander instead of listening to Master's instructions. This was very disrespectful of Master. I was shocked by this realization. I began to strengthen my Fa study and tried to stop my mind from wandering when I was doing the exercises. Soon the wonderful feeling from doing the exercises came back to me.
Recently, I remembered that when we listen to Master's exercise instructions, it should be the same as when we listen to Master's Fa teachings. We should show respect to Master and the Fa, as Master's every word is the Fa. Master is leading disciples through his exercise instructions and with the exercise music. As disciples, we should strictly follow Master's instructions with a peaceful mind.
After I came to this realization, I could feel Master's presence every time I did the exercises. While writing this article, I could literally see the verses that introduce each exercise in front of my eyes. I read these verses silently along with Master, and felt wonderful, peaceful and sacred.
Because I am able to show my respect to Master and the Fa during my Fa study and while doing the exercises, I can reach a tranquil, peaceful cultivation status. I have little interference from sickness karma and I am able to do the three things (study the Fa [the teachings of Falun Dafa], send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and about the persecution to the world's people) efficiently.
My fellow practitioners, let us treat every single issue we encounter during our cultivation with great care and constantly rectify every thought, every word, and every action. Then we can walk our cultivation path steadily and assimilate to the Fa.
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